Drum News At NAMM 2020
Looking for all of the hottest new drum gear from the 2020 Winter NAMM Show? This is the place to be!
Updated as the news comes in fresh from Anaheim, our dedicated NAMM 2020 Drum News page will help you to stay in the loop.
2020 NAMM Show: 16th - 19th January
Hot Off The Press - NAMM 2020
We have the largest UK team on the ground in California, with exclusive video content and all the latest releases from NAMM 2020! Whether it's acoustic kits, cymbals, electronic kits or something that completely breaks the mould - we've got it covered. Watch this page for all the latest releases from the top brands!Subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest videos!
Roland at NAMM
Roland have announced the innovative VAD Series - combining an acoustic aesthetic, tones and playability with the creative depth of an electronic kit. A compact design (featuring shallow shells) makes it ideal for both your practice space at home, as well as those tight live venues! A whole host of additional features ensure no practice or performance will be the same either. Play along to your favourite tunes through the onboard Bluetooth; craft, select and tweak your drum sounds through the hands-on interface; explore the dynamics and heightened response of the full-size pads; improve your technique using the built-in practice functions. This kit is designed to feel instantly familiar to any drummer!
The industry leaders also announced the TD-27KV; the next instalment in the highly-regarded V-Drums range. Built around the new TD-27 sound engine, you’ll have access to high-quality drum and cymbal sounds right out of the box – each of which are completely customisable. Digital trigger tech ensures that every detail of your playing is highlighted too; an acoustic playing experience in an electronic guise is the name of the game here.
Alesis at NAMM
Late last year, Alesis released a Special Edition version of its flagship Strike Pro electronic drum kit. Featuring a full-sized 20-inch kick for incredible feel and impact, as well as Alesis' latest-generation mesh heads for unequalled response, the Special Edition Strike Pro also comes equipped with the company's most capable and versatile drum module ever!
Zildjian at NAMM
The Zildjian 'I Family' is a collection of expressive sounds designed to bring your playing to the next level. Replacing the discontinued ZBT series, I Family features modern weights, modern profiles and fresh FX sounds.
Not strictly a NAMM release, but new for 2020, the I Series features thinner weights to deliver washier, balanced, expressive tones. Nice!
Pearl at NAMM
Pearl has announced 12 exciting new finishes available for 7 different drum series all the way from Export to Reference. Satin Rose Gold, Osiria Rose Stripe, Turquoise Pearl, Red Burst Triband, Light Amber, Almond Red Stripe, Satin Sakura Coral, Matte White, Black Mirror Chrome, Satin Gold Meringue and Deep Forest Burst complete the range of new colours.
Tama at NAMM
New finishes have arrived for the STAR Walnut, Starclassic Maple, Starclassic Walnut/Birch, S.L.O Fat Spruce and Superstar Classic. The Club-JAM Flyer kit is a new compact addition to the range and is the ultimate compact-sized drum kit. It features a 10”x14” bass drum with bass drum lifter, 6”x8” tom tom, 9”x10” floor tom and a 5”x10” snare drum.
There’s also an array of new snares, including the super snappy Metalworks Effect Snare Drum. On the hardware front, a new Dyna-Sync Hi-Hat Stand, a left-footed twin pedal (yes, we’re serious) and some new designer hardware bags and patterned drum rugs.
British Drum Company at NAMM
Details are a little thin at the moment, but we understand the British Drum Company are going to preview the entire Casino range of hardware. This includesa selection of stands, pedals and other accessories. The recently announced legend series will also be on show.
Logjam at NAMM
The innovative bunch at Logjam unveiled their latest stomper pedal just a few weeks ago - the Chameleon. While the unit can be used on its own, you can also use it to trigger extra internal sounds loaded onto the Micro SD card; meaning that you can play your very own unique samples!
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